Zillow ranked Chicago and Houston no. 5 and no. 8, respectively, on its Top 10 Best Markets for First-Time Home Buyers list. The list was determined by waging the cost of homeownership against the cost of renting in various markets across the country...
Many real estate agents are set to gain access to a wide array of multiple listing service (MLS) management tools with the introduction of a new service from Zillow, the listing portal has announced. Retsly Connect, a service powered...Show More Summary
Dan Spaulding has been hired to fill a newly created position at Zillow Group, vice president of people and culture. In this capacity, Spaulding will oversee the company's human resources operations, spearhead its recruiting and lead the learning and development teams while reporting to COO Amy Bohutinsky...
Now that archrivals Zillow and Move Inc. have faced off in the courtroom, a Washington state judge will decide whether the two fight an even bigger battle. Over the course of six days, a King County Superior Court judge heard arguments...Show More Summary
The Case-Shiller house price indexes for February were released yesterday. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close.From Zillow: March Case-Shiller Forecast:...Show More Summary
In what could be seen as a symbolic branding triumph for Zillow, consumers recently became more likely to search "zillow" on Google than "real estate." The number of "zillow" searches had been in striking distance of the number of "real estate" searches for the last year or two. But in March, "zillow" searches surpassed "real estate" searches for the first time...
Earlier this year, Upstream board member Cary Sylvester started a presentation on the broker data platform with these words: "It is not an evil plot." It's no secret that some in the industry believe the project -- backed by powerhouses...Show More Summary
The sixth day in the spoliation hearing between Move, Inc. and Zillow Group -- the hearings are resuming after one week's postponement. The last hearing was Friday, April 15. Move and NAR allege Zillow execs Errol Samuelson and CurtShow More Summary
Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). Note: Black Knight uses the current month closings only (not a three month average like Case-Shiller or a weighted average...Show More Summary
Here's why real estate website Zillow says it might be smart to mention your barn doors in your listing
Technology is about to hit real estate brokers like a nuclear bomb. Zillow and every other tech innovator in the real estate industry are so far ahead of brokers at every level that you have no chance of holding your current status and business model more than another three years...
This week comScore released its monthly digital website rankings for March 2016, which showed that the number of total unique visitors to real estate websites has increased by 15 percent from approximately 110 to 127 million over the course of the year. The data report takes into account traffic across digital platforms, including desktop and mobile devices...
Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, explains why product, marketing, and advertising are the ingredients all startups need to succeed.
Each one of our 50 states has a unique identity, made up of the quirky traits, culture and -- let's be honest -- weather patterns that influence how its residents live and what they search for in a home. A new analysis from Zillow evaluated...Show More Summary
A couple pieces of news related to real estate startups… Placester acquired Realsatisfied. The Placester move makes sense given they grew their reach by 150,000 agents in one day. The combined team is a more formidable foe to Zillow than they were as separate companies. Show More Summary
Zillow Group says it continues to add multiple listing service partners (MLSs) to its Partnership Platform, the company's direct feed program.
A new report by real estate database Zillow confirms that the rustic look is here to stay—at least for now.
In addition to Case-Shiller, and CoreLogic, I'm also watching the FNC, Zillow and several other house price indexes. FNC released their February 2016 index data. FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. Show More Summary
With incomes predicted to grow at roughly the same rate by year's end as home values and rents, housing costs are forecasted to plateau -- not improve or get any worse - in some of the nation's largest cities. This prediction has toShow More Summary
The fourth day in the spoliation hearing between Move, Inc. and Zillow Group. Move and NAR allege Zillow execs Errol Samuelson and Curt Beardsley have destroyed a “massive” amount of evidence that would have shown the execs misappropriated Move and NAR’s trade secrets...